The Guardian UK has obtained footage of Ian Tomlinson being pushed to the ground by police, the man who collapsed and died on the first day of the G20 protests. In the footage, Tomlinson is walking home from work when police come upon him and knock him over. A protester is seen helping Tomlinson up, Guardian.
Fidel Castro has met with 3 U.S. lawmakers, his first meeting with American politicians since he became ill almost three years ago. The 3 are members of the Congressional Black Caucus and will give a report of the meeting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. There have been reports over the years that Castro is gravely ill, but Congresswoman Laura Richardson claimed he looked healthy and energetic, NY Times.
Protesters in Moldova have rioted against Parliament and stormed numerous building in the capital city of Chisinau. The protests result from accusations that the country’s recent elections were rigged and distrust of the government in one of the poorest European nations, LA Times.
Updates on today’s breaking news stories:
As reported earlier, central Italy has again been rocked by a 5.6 magnitude aftershock. There were reports of fresh buildings collapses and the death toll has risen to 235, Corriere Della Sera.
President Obama, in a suprise visit to Baghdad, was eagerly welcomed by American troops to who he spoke to, saying that it was time for Iraq to stand on its own feet, MSNBC.